Police arrest two suspects in Salem allegedly passing counterfeit money

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SALEM – Salem police arrested two suspects on Thursday after Kohl’s Department Store reported a man known to pass counterfeit currency was inside their store.

Sylvan Small Jr., 27, of New York, was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.

He was found to be in possession of a fraudulent California identification.

During the pursuit, Small motioned for a Chevy Cruze with New Jersey plates to pick him up.

The driver of the vehicle, Chyna Janail Harris, 25, of Memphis, Tennessee, was later detained and found to be in possession of a quantity of non-authentic or counterfeit US currency, as well as a controlled drug and fraudulently manufactured identity-related documents.

After obtaining a search warrant, police seized counterfeit currency totaling $6,930, along with $2,217 worth of authentic US currency from the Chevy Cruze.

Small is being held on charges of resisting arrest or detention and manufacture/possession of false identification.

Harris is being held on charges of manufacture/possession of false identification, forgery, and acts prohibited.

The Salem Police Department urges anyone with information on this case to contact them at (603)-893-1911.

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